Bridgeport’s mayor has gone to court over a dog bite he suffered on a flight
Bridgeportâ€™s mayor is suing Delta Airlines over a dog bite he says he suffered on a flight.
A suit filed in state Superior Court alleges Mayor Joe Ganim was sitting in his seat on a Delta flight in November 2018 when he was bitten by a dog that was accompanying a boarding passenger.
The New Haven Register reports the suit alleges Ganim suffered â€œserious, severe, painful and permanent injuriesâ€ to his lower left leg and that he was forced to undergo a series of rabies shots because the airline didnâ€™t provide details on the dogâ€™s medical history or contact information for the animal’s owner.
Delta “failed to safeguard the plaintiff from unwarranted harm by allowing a dog neither crated nor muzzled to walk freely on and within the cabin of the plane,â€ according to the suit.
The suit seeks unspecified damages.
Delta didnâ€™t respond to requests for comment by the newspaper.
In March 2018, Delta issued rules requiring passengers to provide proof of animal training and the animalâ€™s immunization records before allowing them to board a plane with a dog, according to the newspaper.